In consonance with the instructions of the party chairman, Hon. Joseph Estrada, UNO President Jejomar Binay has appointed Atty. Rafael Vicente R. Calinisan as Spokesperson for the United Opposition (UNO).

Calinisan was the former president of the Ateneo Law Student Council, and the former chairperson of the Law Student Government Coordinating Council (LSGCC), a consortium of all the major law schools in the Philippines .

He previously headed Mobilization and Operations for the Legal Network for Truthful Election (LENTE) – an election watchdog during the 2007 National Elections.

Calinisan was named as one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines for NCR in 2008. This former Gerry Roxas Leadership Awardee was also a recipient of the Evelio Javier and the St. Bro. Benilde Leadership Awards, the highest leadership awards of the Ateneo Law School and La Salle Green Hills.

He served as manager in Unilever Philippines, Inc. until 2004.

Calinisan is currently an associate of the ACCRA Law Offices.

A CPA-Lawyer, Calinisan, obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo Law School in 2008, and his Business Administration and Accountancy degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman (Cum Laude) in 2001. He graduated Salutatorian from La Salle Green Hills in 1996.


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